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Gunman in July shooting waited for victim in her Montevideo home, shot her twice in back as she fled

MONTEVIDEO — David Dale Schwartz parked his pickup truck on Main Street in Montevideo, and walked a couple of blocks to the home of Angela Marie Haugerud.

He was waiting inside when she got home. As she attempted to run out the front door, he shot her twice in the back before turning the gun on himself.

The confrontation took place over the course of just a minute or two on July 10, with no chance for Haugerud to get help or for anyone to intervene, according to Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher.

Haugerud, age 41, is recovering at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and is doing quite well. She may be close to being released, said the police chief.

Schwartz, age 55, died at the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The department has essentially wrapped up its investigation into the shooting and suicide, Christopher said.

Schwartz had a previous relationship with Haugerud. He was married to a 50-year-old woman in Benton County, but they were separated, the chief said. Court records in Benton County show that Schwartz had been convicted of fifth-degree assault in 2008. His wife in Benton County also had an order for protection to keep him away.

Schwartz was charged with violating the order and had been scheduled to return to court in Benton County on the charge just one week after the shooting in Montevideo.

Chief Christopher said the Benton County woman was trying to get away from Schwartz and that she and Haugerud had had conversations prior to the shooting. Police believe that Schwartz had been abusive toward Haugerud during their previous relationship as well.

Haugerud is a longtime Montevideo resident. She lived alone in the house where she attempted to flee the shooting, but she has family in the community to assist her in her recovery.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

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